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Old 02 Aug 2013, 01:25 pm
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Default 2007 sputters when cranked...then fine?

My wifes 2007 non turbo sputters when cranked and does so for about 10 seconds then clears up and drives fine. No cam sensor.
We were thinking maybe a dirty filter at the pump?
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Old 02 Aug 2013, 02:49 pm
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Lightbulb Re: 2007 sputters when cranked...then fine?

It could just be a dirty injector/fuel rail problem;Fuel could still leaking into the intakes after the engine is turned off,and it's still there on start up.......Try a bottle of injector cleaner added to your gas tank,add a bottle to a full tank of gas when you fill up next time,and drive it out.
You might also want to try using some 'Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner'.
And if this is an issue that just started recently,there's a chance that you got some contaminated gas with high sulpher content,or small amount water in it.......The water settles to the bottom of the tank and when you start it,the water gets sucked up first....Try buying gas somewhere else may also help solve the problem;Other than that if you were getting a code,it would tell you more.(like MAP sensor?)
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Old 09 Aug 2013, 04:04 am
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Default Re: 2007 sputters when cranked...then fine?

Randy; Good advice!
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